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Sotheby’s New York held a Dreaming in Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany Studios sale on December 8, 2021. The 33 lots sold for a total of $5,386,397, with 100% sold. Following is a review of a few of the more interesting results.
As expected the top lot of the sale was lot #313, a gorgeous 26″ diameter Oriental Poppy floor lamp. It sold within its estimate of $600,000 – $800,000, realizing $746,000,including buyer’s premium. Lot #316, a Wisteria lamp, was a close second, realizing $685,500, including buyer’s premium.
There were more valuable Tiffany Favrile vases in the sale than lot #303, a red Tel el-Amarna vase, but that was my choice. It was a stunning example, both rare and beautiful. I wanted to buy it, but couldn’t see my way to pay the price of $25,200, including buyer’s premium, against an estimate of $12,000 – $18,000.
I also wanted to buy lot #333, a beautiful 20″ Dragonfly with great mottling and jeweled red eyes. It came on a very desirable gold doré Twisted Vine base. I was willing to pay about $80,000, all in, but it sold for $100,800, including buyer’s premium, against an estimate of $60,000 – $80,000. That was a retail price, which I wouldn’t pay.
For the complete results of the sale, click here.
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